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anti-aging jade therapy


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Jade facial rolling is based on an ancient traditional Chinese medicine technique where you use a jade stone tool to massage/manipulate the muscles and fasciae of the face/neck while stimulating acupuncture energy points and promoting lymphatic drainage.

Anti aging jade therapy stimulates meridian points, revitalizing chi to tone and improve skin elasticity for a more radiant, youthful appearance. It helps reduce wrinkles and the signs of aging (Read about meridian points here)

If you have heavy eye lids that get puffy like mine then you are going to love this tool! It gives instant relief to puffiness, swelling, or tired eyes. Jade has properties that allow it to remain cold on contact…even in warm weather (you can put in the fridge to make it extra cold).

Use upward movement, from eye brows to flatten forehead lines. From center of forehead, roll along eyebrows towards the meridian points between the eye and ear.

Close eyes and use smaller roller starting from the inner corner of the eye and roll across eyelid toward meridian point near ear. Roll under the eye to same meridian point, focusing on any puffiness, crows feet and wrinkles around the eye area.

Use small roller and press gently down on meridian points by the ear. Hold for a count of three, exhale and repeat. This helps relax the face and relieves any tension. Great for headaches.

Roll smaller roller from eyes down and around base of nose to meridian point on side of nose. Press gently down on meridian points either side of nose. Hold for a count of three and exhale. Repeat. This helps relieve any sinus congestion and relaxes tension along smile lines.

Use larger roller. Start at nose and roll across cheeks to meridian point near ear. Roll from center of lips over upper and lower lip towards ear. From center of chin, sweep up towards ear. Roll upwards from bottom of chin to meridian points under lower lip. Press down for a count of three, exhale and repeat. Using larger roller, roll along jaw line towards the ear. Then roll under the   with upward movements from neck to chin. Starting from meridian point at base of skull behind ear, roll around to center of collarbone and up neck to jaw to drain the lymphatic waste and smooth wrinkles in the neck area.

Never roll back and forth!

This is the roller I have. (Roller came with images and instructions used, check out their website here).

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Dimitra Milan Fine Art

I love fine art…. I could spend hours/days looking at artwork of all kinds. The internet is such a fun resource to have when it comes to perusing because you can always discover new artist you may have never heard of otherwise. Some mornings I spend hours looking at the art section on Pinterest and that is exactly how I discovered this jewel. This blog is supposed to help represent me and what makes my world go round and art is a part of who I am.  Therefore, I think it is fun to share pieces with you guys that I have found and fallen in love with.

“I listen and wait for the voice of a thousand rushing waters. I can hear it in the distance, calling me to go forth in this journey. My thoughts are on heaven as I move through the mountains of this realm, to seek my future and what it beholds.” – Dimitra Milan

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This painting is called “Running the Distance”. I really love it. I think it is so beautiful, the detail is amazing and I love that it has a southwestern feel to it with the wolf and desert scene. The artist, Dimitra Milan is a 16 yr old girl from Arizona. Yes, that is right, 16! Both of her parents are established artist who own an art institute where Dimitra was able to take classes and learn, but also obviously has an amazing natural talent. In an interview I read, Dimitra stated “I paint women and animals/nature together to create a dreamy atmosphere and to give you a feeling that anything is possible. I think of each animal more as a symbol, rather than just the animal itself. I think about the function and attributes of the animal and use it as a symbol. I often like to paint animals that are traditionally viewed as dangerous or predators, or animals that simply have a dangerous edge. I feel like the women who represent me or the viewer have an opportunity to overcome, or to be a part of, a grand supernatural adventure. Sometimes these relationships between the woman and the animal represent our relationship with the one who created all of us. In my paintings, these predators are not dangerous, they don’t bite and they don’t sting.”

I find this piece of art and this artist very inspirational and I hope you do too! If you want to see more of her artwork or learn more about the artist go to her website at https://www.dimitramilan.com/

 

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native fish inspiration

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I came across this picture on Pinterest and I just love it.

50% Mermaid. 50% Native American. 100% for me!

I am unable to find the artist…does anyone out there know?!

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humpday inspiration

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Some inspiration for this random Wednesday in November. I stumbled upon Javier Piñon on Instagram through his wife Mara Hoffman and immediately started exploring this artist. I found his website and that was when I saw the combination of the chandeliers and cowboys, umm… YeS, PLeAsE!!

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